Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love

Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love


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Biblically-based prayers and encouraging stories to guide you as you pray with hope-filled trust for your adult children through anything they may face.

As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they're on their own? How can I let them go when I've held them for so long?

Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it's like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life. In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children, Jodie continues her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all.

Each section focuses on a different aspect of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying their children through real-life issues, including:

  • Career decisions

  • Living together before marriage

  • Rocky marriages

  • Health concerns

  • Leaving the church

  • Loneliness

  • Addiction

  • Financial challenges

  • and more

With grace and wisdom, Jodie demonstrates how to keep praying long-term, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children's choices.

Whatever you are praying for, you will find confidence and peace in these powerful prayers for your kids and for yourself taken straight from Scripture. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children guides you to the bedrock of God's promises as you release your children to God's shepherding care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310348047
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 50,216
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jodie Berndt has written or cowritten many books, including the bestselling Praying the Scriptures series for children, teens, and adult children. A speaker and Bible teacher, Jodie has been featured on programs like Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, and a host of popular podcasts, and she has written articles for Fox News, Club31 Women, and Proverbs 31 Ministries. She and her husband, Robbie, have four adult children, and they live in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Foreword Jim Daly 11

Part 1 Praying for Your Adult Child

1 The Battle Begins 14

2 Blessing and Releasing Your Adult Child 27

3 Praying for Your Child's Transition to Adulthood 40

4 A Year of Prayer 54

Part 2 Praying For Your Adult Child's Relationships

5 Praying for Good Friends and Fellowship 70

6 Praying for a Future Spouse 85

7 Praying for a Young Marriage 100

8 Praying through a Troubled Marriage or a Divorce 117

Part 3 Praying Through the Milestones in Your Adult Child's Life

9 Praying for a Good Place to Live 134

10 Praying for a Job 150

11 Praying When Your Children Have Children 167

Part 4 Praying for Your Adult Child's Health, Safety, and Well-Being

12 Praying through a Health Crisis 184

13 Praying for Mental and Emotional Health 198

14 Praying for Protection from Harm 214

15 Praying through a Job Loss or Financial Difficulty 227

16 Praying through the Struggles of Infertility 239

Part 5 Praying for Your Adult Child's Victory Over Temptation

17 Praying for Strength to Resist a Party Culture 256

18 Praying for Protection from Sexual Sin 268

19 Praying for Recovery from an Addiction 284

20 Praying for Your Prodigal 298

Epilogue: Is Jesus Enough? 312

Acknowledgments 317

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